Hey there, party people. How are things going? It's been quite a week around here. Do you remember in Angela's Ashes when they refer to the second story of their house as Italy because the downstairs is freezing and the upstairs is warm? My house was a visit to Italy this week. Our pipes froze sometime during Tuesday/Wednesday. Thankfully, it was only the ones that heated the downstairs so we were fine for sleeping. We lived upstairs for a few days, which had the uncomfortable effect of making us feel like we were sick even though everyone was healthy.
My husband and a friend valiantly worked to heat the pipes back up. And then the pipes started bursting. At which point I took David and escaped to my mom's house for the day. Thank you husband....I apologize for abandoning you, but sanity had to be maintained.
So our house is a mess, but we have heat again! Oh, and did I mention that I am singing in/organizing a benefit concert for this weekend? I'm a bit frazzled and trying to prioritize between the concert and sorting through all of the things that got a soaking when the pipes burst.
Enough about my crazy life. I'm moving on to the books. Unless of course you live in central NJ and you want to come to our concert - you can find all of the details here.
Read This Week:
Year of Wonders
By Geraldine Brooks
The Magician King
By Lev Grossman
Posts from this Past Week:
Reading in 2013: Pen/Hemingway Winners
Wednesdays with David: The Cars Storybook Collection
Reviews of The Lost Daughter and Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail
By Irene Spencer
By Teju Cole
What are you reading this week?